File No. 861.00/3028

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp)


6014. Your 5531, October 22.

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The documents quoted by you appear to show that the President of the Council by its fundamental law has authority to make foreign loans and to sign obligations therefor, to receive the funds and to dispose of them. Although you state that Professor Masaryk was made President there is no decree or other proceeding quoted making Masaryk President of the Council. As a necessary legal formality the Department should be furnished with text of such paper at the earliest moment.

Department assumes that papers being forwarded by you or to be forwarded by you in this matter are authenticated copies of the [Page 856] originals. You should satisfy yourself that these authenticated copies are correct.